Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Theses & dissertations (Interdisciplinary)

Major

Human Computer Interaction

First Advisor

Julie Dickerson

Second Advisor

Steven Herrnstadt

Third Advisor

Heike Hofmann

Abstract

Information Visualization impacts every day life. As life continues to become more technologically enhanced, increasing amounts of data are being collected, stored, and analyzed. Technology assists researchers and scientists not only to make new discoveries, but also to create new ways to explore the information they collect. This paper contains a small preview of the vast field of Information Visualization. From the various fields of visualization, visualization history, and current findings, we investigate the field's impact. After studying the current technologies and tools for visualizing networks, we believe there is a more optimal solution than ones currently in use. We propose BioN, a new, novel touch-based interface for exploration and discovery of large, multivariate biological networks. The new program incorporates the ability to see the networked data in multi-windowed and multi-graphed representation. This ability will allow users to exploit the inherent strengths in the different graphs formats.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16081

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Lisa McGarthwaite

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1453072

OCLC Number

235261431

ISBN

9780549541134

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

119 pages

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